Husbands back with Southend
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Aston Villa trainee Husbands had been given permission to leave the club by manager Steve Tilson but was unable to secure a new side.
Tilson has now welcomed the forward back to Essex in time for the start of pre-season training later this week.
"Michael has decided he wants to stay," Tilson told the club's official website. "He's been talking to the chairman with his agent but he'll be back in on Thursday for pre-season training."
Young midfielder Hunt (pictured) is still in discussions with The Shrimpers regarding the 12-month contract he has been offered by the League Two outfit.
Hunt spent the bulk of last season on loan from Derby County and Tilson is hopeful the 21-year-old will become his final summer recruit.
Tilson continued: "We've been talking to Lewis' agent again and things are going well.
"He's got a couple of other clubs interested in him but hopefully we will have some positive news soon.
"If he signs up then we will have finished with all our signings, it's just a case of waiting now."
Meanwhile, Southend captain Kevin Maher will sign his new two-year contract on Wednesday.
Maher agreed the terms a fortnight ago but the club were waiting for their skipper to return from holiday to officially conclude the deal.